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Dragon Hall

115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE , England
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Ranked #43 of 96 Attractions in Norwich
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. Visit us to see our beautiful carved and painted dragon in... more » Owner description: Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. Visit us to see our beautiful carved and painted dragon in the stunning timber crown post roof of the Great Hall. Discover more about Robert Toppes, the man that built Dragon Hall, commerce, trade and civic life in the 15th century and how Norwich became England's second city. After Toppes the building was changed and adapted over the centuries and the Great Hall was lost and only rediscovered in the 1970s above the attics of a row of terraced houses and shops.We provide a great programme of activities for children and families in school holidays, curriculum linked days for schools, craft and textile workshops for adults as well as markets, fairs and living history events, concerts and performances. Dragon Hall is also available to hire for weddings, celebrations and business events. Dragon Hall is managed by The Norfolk & Norwich Heritage Trust, a registered charity. All our activities help us to care for this unique building and keep it open as for learning, cultural and community activities. « less
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This building is a little off the beaten track in Kings Street. but still not far from the city centre, so worth seeking out. There has been masses of archaeological and restoration work returning it to show part of what was there when a very wealthy merchant turned it into his trading hall, in the Middle Ages. There was also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We found enough here to amuse adults and children for an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon. Lots of things to keep kids interest as well as adults.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a relatively small place, the number of things to children interested is surprising. We still hadn't seen everything when it was time to pull the kids away.

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norfolk
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16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I never have a problem with prices for these places as I always say, as you can wander round and spend as much time as you like, and there are always interesting things to find out.I was lucky today as a group of us went round with the tour guide at no extra charge, and that was for the best... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

On April 5th 2014 my son and his new bride had their wedding breakfast at this beautiful old building. It was stunning. The food was good, the waiters were good and the Great Hall looked wonderful. A great time was had by all. Thankyou!

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norwich
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went to visit the medieval Christmas fair on Saturday 7th December but never actually got to see it. I had been waiting many months to attend and was absolutely disgusted that I was expected to pay an admission fee to go in and buy some goods from the stall holders. I do not expected to pay an admission fee to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A beautiful building, with some interesting history but it really only warrants a half an hour visit as is quite small. They do have an audio guide and are extremely friendly and helpful but still a little pricey for what it offers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Today I took two boys under 6 to Dragon Hall. Although it is stunning from an architecture point of view, I was disappointed with the lack of things to do for children. As the price suggested there would be more. I feel they should make it free entry for children.

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DragonHall N, Manager at Dragon Hall, responded to this review

Dear Miafrancesca Thank you for leaving a review. I am sorry that you were unhappy with the admission price and your visit. We have a number of activities for children including a free detective trail. We have also introduced some new interactives for children this summer including a puppet theatre, some food artefacts for children to lay a medieval table... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is possibly thre best place in the city for a function for up to 100 people. The medievil room is simply enchanting. My only tip wpould be to avoid the depths of winter as there isn't much heating!

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DragonHall N, Manager at Dragon Hall, responded to this review

Tony Thank you for your lovely comment about Dragon Hall being a great meeting venue. We do have modern heating and regret that on the day you were at Dragon Hall you felt cold. We would have been happy to have turned up the heating had you mentioned it on the day. I do hope that you use us as... More

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

the information is really interesting, there are lots of different events there as well. the way the building has been restored shows clearly new from old, so you can see the contrast and know when you're looking at original features.

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